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In winter, lips can become dry and chapped and in need of extra TLC.

To maintain soft, healthy lips during the cooler months, regular application of a quality lip balm will moisturise and nourish – with the added bonus of optimising the length of lipstick colour and prevent creasing.

Lip balm ingredients have become more sophisticated and now include SPF for sun protection and enhanced with nourishing ingredients such as bees wax, jojoba oil, cacao, macadamia nut oil and olive oil.

If you prefer a natural approach to skincare, there a range of good-quality organic, vegan and natural brands that are chemical and cruelty-free.

Tinted lip balms are also a great beauty double-up – tinting lips with subtle colour whilst providing lip-soothing benefits. (Perfect for those who prefer a minimal makeup look).

Whilst tried-and-true brands such as Chapstick remain popular, lip balms are now a staple in skincare lines for many beauty brands so you’re sure to find a type to suit your need and budget.

Here are just a few of the most highly-rated lip balms:


Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm The Original $18.95, David Jones


Welleco Organic Cacao Lip Balm, $29


Dr Bronners Chemical, Certified Cruelty Free, Biodegradable and Recyclable Organic Lip Balm – Peppermint, $5.95, Nourished Life


Sunscreen SPF 15
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15
$28, David Jones

Dior Lip Sugar Scrub, $49, David Jones

[This post has been edited and originally appeared on on 25.07.17]

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